Michelin Announces Wine Country’s 2014 Bib Gourmands

Prestigious List Includes 19 Wine Country Restaurants

Michelin-ManSAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16, 2013 / — Michelin revealed its coveted list of Bib Gourmand restaurants in the greater San Francisco area, exactly one week prior to the release of the highly anticipated MICHELIN Guide San Francisco 2014.

This year 83 establishments made the list, which represents a sizable geographic area, including the city proper, the greater Bay Area and the region’s famous Wine Country. This is the most Bib Gourmand selections for the region since the San Francisco guide was first published by Michelin in 2006.

The 19 Wine Country restaurants on Michelin’s 2014 Bib Gourmand List are:

Restaurant Wine Region City
C Casa Napa Valley Napa
Oenotri Napa Valley Napa
Cook St. Helena Napa Valley St. Helena
Bistro Jeanty Napa Valley Yountville
Redd Wood Napa Valley Yountville
Backyard Sonoma County Forestville
Glen Ellen Star Sonoma County Glen Ellen
Boon Eat + Drink Sonoma County Guerneville
Chalkboard Sonoma County Healdsburg
Scopa Sonoma County Healdsburg
Cucina Paradiso Sonoma County Petaluma
Risibisi Sonoma County Petaluma
Bistro 29 Sonoma County Santa Rosa
Monti’s Rotisserie Sonoma County Santa Rosa
Sazon Sonoma County Santa Rosa
Willi’s Wine Bar Sonoma County Santa Rosa
Hot Box Grill Sonoma County Sonoma
LaSalette Sonoma County Sonoma
the girl & the fig Sonoma County Sonoma

 

The 2014 Bib Gourmands were selected by Michelin’s esteemed and anonymous food inspectors and they represent restaurants that serve two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity not included). Most importantly, they are the restaurants that the Michelin inspectors frequent themselves. While the famous Michelin stars remain the most celebrated international distinction in the MICHELIN Guide, the Bib Gourmand is also a highly desired distinction among restaurateurs.

The Bib Gourmands are selected by Michelin’s famously anonymous inspectors who dine across the area regularly. These local inspectors are trained to scrupulously apply the same time-tested methods used by Michelin inspectors for many decades throughout the world. This ensures a uniform, international standard of excellence.  As a further guarantee of complete objectivity, Michelin inspectors pay all their bills in full. For more information on the inspectors and the guide go to www.michelintravel.com.

Source: Michelin Guide

To see the 10 Wine Country restaurants awarded coveted Michelin stars for 2014, click here.